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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 012002

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer was pulling into a parking space and attempted to depress brake pedal. Due to the accelerator pedal's position and proximity to the brake pedal, the consumer depressed the accelerator pedal also, resulting in a collision. Consumer stated that while attempting to depress brake, the pedal goes to the floor and there is foot contact with the accelerator pedal at the same time.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #5

Jul 302002

Ranger

  • miles
While driving at 45 mph throttle sticks open and vehicle unexpectedly accelerated and took off. Driver firmly held brake pedal to the floor and shift vehicle into netural to gain control. Feel free to provide any further infromation.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #4

May 191999

Ranger

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle idles very roughly. Then idle will go away for awhile. Vehicle turned off without prior notice. Dealership is aware of problem. Consumer states that after rough idle goes away, vehicle will hesitate or stall, mass air flow sensor was replaced, however problems still exists. Gas pedal gets stuck. Passenger side front windshield wiper arm was loose. Pwer steering pump was replaced due to when turning wheel it would make anoise.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 251999

(reported on)

Ranger

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When driving between 20 to 40mph and applying the gas pedal, vehicles does not accelerate at all. Acts as if it is in neutral. Owner has to wait at least 2 minutes before accelerator kicks in. Dealer can't find the caus eof the problem.

- Meriden, CT, USA

problem #2

Apr 041998

Ranger

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer has been experiencing problems with accelerator. Accelerator stuck 11 times. The manufacturer has been contacted.

- Victoria, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 231998

Ranger 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When taking foot off the accelerator pedal, the truck does not decelerate. The dealer is not able to correct the problem.

- Fairview, NC, USA

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